Kingsville - Kingsville Livestock Auction

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 1/2/2018

Receipts:  1945    Week Ago:  0    Year Ago:  3295

   Compared to the last reported sale two weeks ago, steers sold steady to
6.00 higher and heifers sold slightly uneven as calves under 600 lbs sold 2.00-
5.00 lower and heavier weights were mostly steady. A nice offering of feeders
was offered with the vast majority weaned out with a health program and leaning
toward the yearling side. Demand was very good for steers and moderate for
heifers, light for a few consignments of un-weaned calves. Feeder cattle futures
saw large gains on Tuesday which helped to boost the market. The extreme cold 
kept some cattle at home as producers fight just to get the basics done during
the day with engines staring hard and frozen waterers. The feeder offering was
made up of near 63 percent steers and bulls and 37 percent heifers with 65
percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls totaled 8 percent of the offering.
Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to 3.00 higher compared to two weeks ago.

   Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 179.00-196.50; 500-600 lbs
167.00-185.00; 600-700 lbs 158.00-168.75; 700-800 lbs 150.00-167.75, 700-750 lbs
fleshy 148.00-150.25; 800-850 lbs 145.75-155.00, 800-900 lbs calves 137.75-
144.00; pkg 905 lbs 137.25. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 381 lbs 174.00; 400-500
lbs 163.00-174.00; 500-600 lbs 160.00-162.00; 600-700 lbs 142.00-153.00, 600-650
lbs calves 138.00-141.50; 700-800 lbs 136.00-153.75; 800-850 lbs 137.25-141.00;
pkg 900 lbs 135.25. Medium 1  450-500 lbs 171.00-179.00; pkg 569 lbs 153.00.

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1  pkg 331 lbs 172.00; 400-500 lbs 156.50-
164.50; 500-600 lbs 142.00-156.25, 500-550 lbs fleshy 138.00-142.50; 600-700 lbs
148.00-154.75, 600-650 lbs calves 136.00-137.75; 700-800 lbs 133.25-149.25; 800-
850 lbs 132.00-139.85. Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs 154.00-170.00; 400-500
lbs 140.00-153.75; 500-600 lbs 140.00-144.00; 600-700 lbs 139.50-146.00; 750-800
lbs 127.75-134.75. Medium 1-2  pkg 732 lbs fleshy 115.50. 

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1  pkg 325 lbs 193.00; 500-550 lbs 156.50-
160.00. Medium and Large 1-2  400-450 lbs 156.50-158.50; 500-600 lbs 145.00-
145.50; 700-800 lbs 119.50-120.75.

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean:     Avg Dressing       High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80      56.00-61.00         62.50-63.50      ------------     
Boning         80-85      54.00-59.50         61.00-64.50      52.50-54.50  
Lean           85-90      48.50-54.00         55.00-56.00      45.00-46.00   
                                      
   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2   
1370-1835 lbs             77.00-82.00            84.50            72.00
                                              
   Bred cows: Scarce 

   Cow Calf Pairs: Scarce

Source:  MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Kingsville, MO
         Dan Trickey, Market Reporter 573-751-5618
         24 Hour Market Report 1-573-522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS147.txt

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